Honda’s are one of the few manufactures that have proof for their vehicles lasting over 250,000 miles with the original motor. In order to get into those numbers and even think about surpassing it, there are a few things you need to know about maintaining your Honda. Your car reflects your lifestyle in every way and should be maintained as much as possible in order to guarantee the life of the vehicle.
Preventative Maintenance Pays Off
Lets start off with the heart of your car, the motor. The motor is the power plant that turns the wheels, powers the A/C and gets you to your destination. Without an engine, we would go back in time to the Flintstones days of moving transportation with our feet. Simply changing your engine oil regularly will help you enjoy driving and extend the life of your Honda.
So what is “Preventative Maintenance” and “Why Do I Need It”? This is maintenance that is regularly performed to lessen the likelihood of your vehicle failing and leaving you stranded. This will help keep the components within the motor working hard for years to come so that it does not break down unexpectedly. Japanese Car Care can help save you thousands just by helping you maintain your vehicle before something breaks. We specialize in Honda, Acura, Toyota, Nissan, Lexus and Infiniti just to name a few Japanese manufactures.
Let us say the average driver puts about 1,500 miles per month on their Honda traveling to and from work and occasionally on the weekends. This equals approximately 18,000 miles per year. This type of customer should visit their preferred car mechanic or auto repair specialist every quarter, 4 times a year. Honda recommends the oil should be changed every 3,000 – 5,000 miles depending on driving conditions, see your Owner’s Manual for a detailed maintenance schedule or ask your mechanic. Engine oil over time becomes thick and filled with metals from within the engine moving parts.
Have you ever left cooking oil out for too long and it becomes thick or hard to stir? This is the same effect that happens with engine oil over time. With regular oil changes you can prevent thick oil from building up within the engine and causing a overheat.
So Preventative Maintenance is only for oil? No, an ASE Certified mechanic should inspect the complete vehicle every few months just to ensure the vehicle is running at optimal performance. Every milestone the vehicle passes without a breakdown will keep your car happy and take you everywhere you need to go.
This would include checking:
- All Fluids
- Tires tread depth
- Tires air pressure
- Engine Belts
- Air filters
- Windshield wiper blades
Every vehicle that visits Japanese Car Care goes through an inspection and we will notify you of your cars progress throughout its life. Your Honda is your child and should only receive the best quality service possible.